Time Out has podiatry advise from Dubai health experts. Learn about the importance of looking after your feet with Margaret Dabbs
Ageing What we forget is that feet go through an ageing process, just like any other part of the body. As we get older, they lose fat cells, just as we do in the face. You need to reintroduce moisture to the feet and focus on anti-ageing products specifically for them.
Over-clipping cuticles The biggest mistake women make is getting fortnightly pedicures, letting the nail therapist dig deep into the cuticles and clipping them. Cuticles should be gently pushed back, not clipped off.
Dehydrated feet This summer-to-winter transition is a very important time to focus on feet and get them back into tip-top condition for the season. They will be hidden in closed footwear, anyway, which will exacerbate any skin conditions that may already exist.
Polish detox While summer is all about flaunting toes with bright polish, nails can deteriorate as a result of persistent nail colour. Winter is a good time in Dubai to go polish-free or wear a lighter shade of polish, which is less harsh on the nail, as the pigment will be less intense. Also, stay away from gel polish for a while.
Smelly feet Even though walking in closed shoes is not an issue in the city, the increased levels of humidity always end up leaving the feet damp and odourful. Apply foot powder to combat this stench and moisture.